AHSS Presents - a conversation with: Chris Lubbe- 'The impact of racism on our global society'

Events — Public Lecture Series ZOOM
12 November 2021, 18:00

Born at a very difficult period in South Africa’s history, Chris made a decision very early in his life to become an activist and oppose the racially based system of ‘apartheid’. This decision was to put him on a direct collision course with the ‘apartheid’ regime which was to result in several spells of incarceration, torture and near death experiences. 

After Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and the subsequent fall of ‘apartheid’ Chris was handpicked by Nelson Mandela to become one of his bodyguards. Apart from fulfilling body-guarding duties, Chris also became involved in the delicate negotiations with the ‘apartheid regime’ which resulted in subsequent agreement, the drafting of the new constitution and culminating in the first democratic elections in South Africa. Chris worked with Nelson Mandela for 9 years up until his retirement. Chris uses stories from his past to inspire positive change while sharing techniques on overcoming adversity. Chris also covers various themes within his talks including determination, courage, humanity, responsibility, courage and forgiveness. 

View Chris Lubbe's biography.

This event is for ARU staff & students only. Registered attendees will be emailed the ZOOM link ahead of the event.

A headshot photo of Chris Lubbe.
A headshot photo of Chris Lubbe.

Event contact: Kira.lawson@aru.ac.uk